Cowan Systems Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 5, 2014
Updated Aug 5, 2014
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Halethorpe, MD
    Anonymous Employee in Halethorpe, MD
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Cowan Systems in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview was pretty basic. My interviewer was really nice, brought me into the office and just talked about the job, culture, and what it's like to go into work everyday. He asked me to discuss my experiences. I was out of there in 45 minutes.

    Reasons for Declining

    I didn't want to go into logistics. Cowan is a great company to work for in 3PL, but it's just not for me.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Logistical Sales Interview Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Cowan Systems in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had a very similar interview process as so done posted on March 8th of 2013. I had a phone interview with a recruiter, which talked about my resume and the position. I then got a in-person interview and met with the manager. I could tell that the manager didn't know anything about me besides my name when I came in. They had nothing in their hand and nothing to take notes with. They immediately asked for my resume and "looked"over it for 20 seconds and then proceeded with his 15 minute spill. The interviewer didn't interview me at all, they just told me what the job was and what they expected from someone in the position. They literally didn't ask me one question about myself or background. I was then told by the manager that the recruiter would get back with me and set up a time for me to have a second interview, or a shadow interview. Well the recruiter did get back with me, but only to tell me that "they are pursuing another candidate." Do your job applicants a favor and don't waste their time when you have no interest in hiring them anyway.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Corporate Office Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Halethorpe, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Halethorpe, MD
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cowan Systems.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by recruiter. We scheduled a time the following day to discuss the position. Recruiter started our conversation by pre-screening my qualifications and work history. Next, we discussed my resume, education, and career goals. The recruiter explained the position, company structure, and provided a realistic job preview. I was provided with detailed directions (office was very easy to find), and the recruiter followed up the day before my interview to answer any last minute questions. I felt very prepared for the interview, which was conducted in a conference room. The two managers wanted to make sure the opportunity would be mutually beneficial.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Employee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cowan Systems.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume and received call back

    Accepted Offer
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    Entry Level Logistics Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Halethorpe, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Halethorpe, MD
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Cowan Systems.

    Interview Details

    Pretty simplistic two round and a simple phone interview with a HR manager before a formal meeting in Halethrope. The first manager was pleasant kind and seemingly felt interested in myself and my experience - the second manager did not. During my second interview it seems more of the nitty gritty "can you do this or not" type of questions throughout the entire interview. That afternoon I received a call from HR and was hired that evening.

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Logistics Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    saright forward

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Entry Level Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Halethorpe, MD
    Anonymous Employee in Halethorpe, MD
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cowan Systems in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    There is a phone interview with a recruiter in Atlanta, GA. If selected, you will then have an in-person interview with two Sales Managers at the headquarters in Halethorpe, MD. Two questions asked will be "why should we hire you?" and "why are you interested in this position?". There will also be scenarios brought up, and you are required to indicate how you would respond to them. If all goes well, you will be asked to return for a second interview to shadow with a person in that position. Candidates will then be told if he or she is offered the position.

    Interview Questions
    • A Sales Manager may detail a situation where an Account Manager provided the wrong rate to a customer.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Logistics Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Baltimore, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cowan Systems in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Just try to have a conversation with them.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    NA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Logistical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Cowan Systems.

    Interview Details

    I had a prescreen phone interview which talked about my Resumes and the Position. Continued to an actual phone interview with a young lady in Atlanta GA. I got to go into Cowan HQ in baltimore MD and met with the manager. the interviewer didn't interview he one bit, he just told me what the job was and what he expected from me. after that i never heard from Cowan again. Called the HQ and left messages asking if I Received the job or not. I even called down to dallas four times and left messages however nobody ever responded to my messages

    Interview Questions
    • lead me to believe they were going to hire me, but then just stopped communicating with me   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Logistics Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Cowan Systems in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Three different phone screens after they received my resume via LinkedIn. The recruiter, while nice, giggles and laughs like a sorority girl the entire time. It's exhausting. After making it through 2 hours of phone screens, I had a face-to face interview with the sales manager. He didn't look like he even wanted to be there. The entire interview he was smacking his lips and chewing gum. I almost walked out. All he did was talk. I could hardly get a word in edge wise.

    Interview Questions
    • Standard, tell me about yourself and your career goals type of questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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